BOSTON — The LEGO Group on Tuesday announced that it’s moving its North American headquarters to Boston, bringing hundreds of jobs to the area.
President of the LEGO Group in the Americas, Skip Kodak, believes the move from Enfield, Connecticut, will support long-term growth ambitions to bring LEGO play to even more children.
“Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent. This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and great quality of life makes it an ideal location for our US head office,” Kodak said in a statement. “We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain many of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues.”
The move to the new office will happen in a phased way beginning in mid-2025 and be completed by the end of 2026, according to Kodak. Until then, LEGO employees will work across two sites – the existing office in Enfield and the company’s LEGO Education office in the Back Bay of Boston, where new roles will be located.
Workers based in Enfield will have a position in the new location and will receive relocation assistance if they wish to make the move. Workers who choose not to relocate will receive financial support and job placement assistance to transition to new opportunities outside the company.
“We’re grateful for our fantastic team and the support we’ve received in Connecticut over the past 50 years,” Kodak added. “This has allowed us to build a successful business and inspire millions of children. We wanted to give our people plenty of time to plan their futures, so will implement a gradual transition over the next few years.”
The LEGO Group opened its office in Enfield in 1975. They currently employ about 2,600 people in the United States, with 740 people working full-time in Enfield.
The company now plans to begin a search for a new office location in central Boston.
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